Your Impact

Your gifts have changed the lives of Central Texans and the hundreds moving here each day.

Since 1981, more than $526M has been generously given to the Seton Foundations to help transform medical care in Central Texas. These gifts have allowed Seton to be the first to provide the local community with a neonatal intensive care unit, heart transplants, Level I trauma care and a world-class pediatric medical center.

Over the past decade, Ascension Seton has provided over $3.5 billion in charity care to persons who are poor and vulnerable in Central Texas, as reported to the State of Texas.

The Seton Foundations raise the funds and awareness necessary to operate and advance Ascension Seton hospitals through Dell Children’s Foundation, Seton Hays Foundation, Seton Williamson Foundation and The Seton Fund, including Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas.

$526M

raised since 1966

$3.5B

in FREE healthcare provided in the last decade

100%

of every donation supports the care of Texans

Seton Foundations Impact Report FY19

Your Stories

Shirley and Donald Barker Endowment Dedication

Shirley and Donald Barker Endowment Dedication

Shirley Barker recently dedicated an endowment named for her and her late husband, Donald. Donald spent four months in the intensive care unit and Shirley stayed by his side the entire time. The Shirley D. and Donald P. Barker Endowment was established to benefit ICU...

Tranquility Garden Brings Healing

Tranquility Garden Brings Healing

Thanks to the generousity of our supporters, the Tranquility Garden at Brackenridge Hospital became a reality, and we’d like to share a story of courage, hope and healing that was made possible by this support. Judge Julie Kocurek is beloved and respected in our...

Ascension Seton Hays Celebrates a Decade of Service

Ascension Seton Hays Celebrates a Decade of Service

Ascension Seton Hays recently celebrated 10 years of providing medical care locally. As we reflect on the past 10 years, we celebrate successes and growth made possible through hard work and dedication from our providers, associates, volunteers, partners and...

From Oncology Nurse to Cancer Patient – Sarah’s Story

From Oncology Nurse to Cancer Patient – Sarah’s Story

In July 2016, my daughter, Sarah Graff, began her career with Ascension Seton as a new graduate nurse on the oncology floor at Seton Medical Center Austin.  Eight short months later, in March 2017, Sarah was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  She started noticing...

Celebrating ‘back to school’ for an Ascension Seton NICU baby!

Celebrating ‘back to school’ for an Ascension Seton NICU baby!

On her 5th birthday, Olive Monk asked when she could start school as a kindergartener in Montgomery, Texas, “She is very independent,” Olive’s mom Stefanie Monk explains, “so she has explained to me multiple times that she is going to school and I will stay in the...

When a family can be cared for HERE

When a family can be cared for HERE

When a family can be cared for HEREMy youngest daughter, Josie, was diagnosed with leukemia in January of 2012. She had been having some different symptoms that didn't sound too serious ahead of that - a nosebleed, aches in her bones, she missed a couple of days from...

A Heart Care Story – Kristen

A Heart Care Story – Kristen

Two heart attacks, one heart transplant, and eleven heart surgeries later. On Christmas Eve, just days after delivering her fourth child, Kristen Patton felt a horrible pain in her jaw. Her husband, Steve, called 9-1-1 immediately. She crashed three times before...